Overcoming fear and ignorance is the key to reaching a supreme degree of self realization.
Without a solid foundation of "knowledge of self" you will be consistently overwhelmed with fears and self doubt. When you know and understand your supreme circumstance in the universe anything is possible.
The sinister reality beneath the glamours, conveniences and distractions of modern society is manifesting itself more and more everyday. As world markets collapse, millions become unemployed, booming industries vanish into thin air, and "normal" becomes a thing of the past, widespread fear oozes from the masses.